The Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award, presented this year to Srinivas Sridhar, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering. “This award recognizes the work I’ve been doing for the past 10 years, a path motivated by spreading knowledge and breaking down barriers to access of knowledge,” he said.
Northeastern researchers have received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an innovative scholarship and mentoring program that supports college transfer students from underrepresented backgrounds who are studying and doing research in energy.
Northeastern has launched the Center for Intercultural Engagement, which will provide a range of programming and resources that bring together students, faculty, and staff for discussions around topics such as diversity and identity.
The university has been honored with the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
At the President’s Convocation on Tuesday morning, President Aoun, along with other university and student leaders, underscored the diversity of the incoming freshman class and pointed to the myriad opportunities—from global co-op, to cutting-edge research, to student organizations—that lie ahead.
Following the passage of a controversial new law last week in North Carolina—where Northeastern maintains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a statement in strong support of diversity and inclusion. The law prevents local communities in that state from passing ordinances that protect the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people. “At Northeastern University we believe diversity is a strength to be celebrated, not a source of division,” Aoun said.
On Tuesday, Northeastern students, faculty, and staff at the latest academic plan town hall meeting examined and shared ideas around diversity and inclusion, one of the core themes being discussed as part of the planning process.
Members of the Northeastern community gathered Thursday night to discuss that question, particularly in terms of inclusion and diversity, as part of the “Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects” educational series.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
On Wednesday evening, the university hosted a summit in honor of Yehuda Yaakov, the newly appointed Consul General of Israel to New England.
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff discussed some contemporary challenges and solutions to increasing campus diversity in a cross-cultural roundtable on Tuesday afternoon at the Cabral Center.
The International Student and Scholar Institute kicked off Carnevale 2014 on Monday evening, beginning a two-month celebration of the campus’ cultural diversity.